Many ecological restoration projects rely on revegetation from seed. This course discusses successfully steps for designing and implementing a seed mix, from choosing appropriate species to preparing a planting site. This course acts as a guide to making sound decisions for each of these critical steps.

The course covers how to:

  • Evaluate whether there are seed sources on site or in the landscape that could contribute to revegetation.
  • Design seed mixes so restored vegetation supports ecosystem functions and project goals.
  • Obtain adequate supplies of seed and how to handle this seed so it maintains its viability.
  • Prepare a site to be sowed.
  • Install native seed.
  • Manage sites following sowing to promote native seed establishment

This course is part of a certificate program. Site assessment and setting restoration goals is a prerequisite for this course.

Participants who complete the entire course will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$375 course fee.

Course Contact

Julia Bohnen, 612-624-0779, bohne001@umn.edu

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Section Title
Designing and Using Native Seed Mixes
Online, self paced
Feb 06, 2023 to Mar 19, 2023
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $375.00
Section Details

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